Step up for Shift Festival

Ashwini SaseedaranSouth Western Times

A favourite South West youth event steps up to new heights this year after receiving funding from Healthway today.

Organised by the City of Bunbury and its Youth Advisory Council, Shift Festival 2018 benefits from $15,000 which will add to the widely popular annual event’s success.

On behalf of Healthway, Bunbury MLA Don Punch congratulated the organisers for putting together the annual free community festival as a celebration of National Youth Week in Bunbury.

“Successful events like these are really adding to the vibrancy of our community and are attracting more and more people to visit Bunbury,” Mr Punch said.

“Koombana Bay will be a fantastic venue for this event and is exactly the type of activity the Government wants its investment in these facilities to generate.

“I am sure this diversity and commitment to provide something of interest to the widest possible range of young people is a core reason for this successful funding outcome.”

The festival will be headlined by Triple J royalty British India who will be accompanied by a host of talented local performers.

Festival-goers can also enjoy a pop-up skate-park, bubble soccer, art workshops, market stalls, food trucks, jumping castles and various other beach activities on the day.

Youth mayor Sean Smith said the team was looking forward to celebrate young people within the Bunbury community.

“It’s a distinctly inclusive event for youth and we’re super excited to have the event at the newly revamped Koombana Bay foreshore,” he said.

Shift Festival 2018 will be held on April 15 from 1pm.

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